El Chapo was extradited to the United States after staging two spectacular jail breaks in Mexico
Lawyers for accused Mexican kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman mentioned Thursday they’ve requested Mexico’s authorities for assist acquiring a humanitarian visa for his mom so she will go to him in jail within the United States.
Guzman is at present on trial in New York, charged with trafficking 155 tonnes of cocaine into the United States as head of the highly effective Sinaloa cartel.
“We have asked (the Mexican foreign minister to petition US authorities) for a humanitarian visa for Chapo Guzman’s mother, Maria Consuelo, his sister Hermilda and his other sister Bernarda,” Jose Luis Gonzalez Meza, considered one of Guzman’s many attorneys, informed journalists exterior the international ministry in Mexico City.
“His mother is getting on in years — she’s over 80 — and is in delicate health and wants to see her son.”
Guzman, 61, was extradited to the United States in 2017 after staging two spectacular jail breaks in Mexico.
He is being held in solitary confinement in a New York federal jail, the place the one folks at present allowed to go to him — separated by a pane of glass — are his attorneys.
Guzman’s attorneys additionally mentioned they had been contesting his extradition as unlawful and mentioned his rights have been violated, alleging irregularities in his trial.
Four Guzman supporters demonstrated close by with indicators studying, “Chapo, we love you!” and “Chapo, the people support you.”
Guzman faces life in jail if convicted.